Read what previous students and clients have said….
A great judge of character
Marie is a great judge of the character of both horses and people and adapts her instruction accordingly to obtain the best from horse and rider. She manages this superbly, even in group lessons where several students are new to the stables. Her humour and infectious smile diffuses the inevitable frustrations and fears of students of all ages. Marie’s professionalism and attention to detail in safety issues has been paramount and her relaxed demeanor belies her excellent timekeeping and she manages a rigorous schedule of classes.
When working with my daughter’s group class, and then later in individual lessons, Marie has ignited in her a love of the sport and a great appreciation for the animals. Our daughter is not naturally athletic, but her progress under Marie’s tutelage has been a pleasant shock, bringing her safely but swiftly off the lead rein and introducing her to cantering and small jumps in only one weekly lesson over 5 months. We are so impressed and have never felt that our daughter’s safety was compromised.
Level of riding and confidence improved
We only discovered our passion for horses after a small vacation at the Desert Palm Resort with our children. This is where we met Marie.
We started horse riding from scratch with Marie, having no idea about horses or riding. Her bold yet caring attitude really made a huge difference to us. She inspired and encouraged us to step out of our comfort zones.
After being with Marie for about five months, we made the decision to buy our first horse. Once again, Marie stepped up and gave us a tremendous amount of advice! I travelled personally to Germany to buy our horse. When the horse trainers saw me riding many of them mentioned that I had been riding for at least two years. Little did they know that I had been riding for only a few months! Our horse came from Germany in April 2010, this has been one of the most rewarding experiences in our lives.
Also, our children were with other instructors in the riding school and they were taking lessons for at least four months and not progressing. We then transferred our children into Marie’s lessons and their level of riding and confidence immediately improved. Now, our children are cantering and galloping on the riding school hacks! Plus, they are having a great time!
I hope this gives you a little insight about our wonderful experience with Marie. She would be a great asset to any equine establishment. All the family is really going to miss her!
Experience in different Equestrian disciplines
I have been taught by Marie in both private and group riding lessons, including flat work and jumping.
She has provided advice and support regarding the particular issues that my horse presents relating to a congenital back problem. Under Marie’s careful guidance I have been taught to use the Pessoa effectively to maximise my horse’s potential and improve my own lunging skills. Marie has maintained an interest in my horse’s welfare and development.
Marie is cheerful and enthusiastic and brings a wealth of experience from various different equestrian disciplines.
Marie was the riding instructor for my daughters at Desert palm Dubai riding stables.
Marie has been an incredibly motivating instructor enhancing enthusiasm for dressage and also for mastering the techniques for riding.
Marie provides a very informative session that has resulted in marked progress
Over the past years we have experienced many instructors and we feel very lucky to have had some one of Marie standard and we are very sorry to see her return to the UK.
If you have a comment to make about your experience with me, I would be delighted to hear it…